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Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District I Norwalk Warriors Thursday, March 21, 2019 N/Warren Town and County News Page Seven NHS Activities By A1 Lammers, Athletic Director Warrior Fans: It's been a great time to be a Warrior supporter as this season's winter season culminated in a State Championship Runner-Up finish by the Norwalk Boys Basketball Team. A third time matchup with Little Hawkeye Conference foe Oskaloosa in the state championship game ended with the Indians winning the rubber match of this year's series 48-44 in a very exciting and competitive game. Congratulations to Noah Schumacher (Improv) and Asa Schuemann (Expository) who both earned top scores of 'T' at the IHSSA Individual Speech Contest in Nevada. We would like to extend a huge thank you to all of our volunteers who assisted with a variety of responsibilities during the course of our winter season. Thank you so much for giving back to our participants and for your service. We now turn our attention to the spring season as all of our spring programs have begun official practice. Boys Basketball: The Warriors advanced to their second state championship game in Norwalk history and unfortunately for the second time the Warriors finished as State Runner-Up Champions but in this most recent championship game the Warriors played themselves into a position in which a state championship was within their grasp in the last minute of the game. Norwalk led at the half over LHC foe Oskaloosa 31-30 in an exciting first half before the second half turned into a defensive grind as the Warriors trailed after three quarters 39-38 and then fell behind 46-40 midway through the fourth but Norwalk wouldn't give up trailing by two under a minute to play with chances to put themselves in a position to win the game but it was not to be as the Indians made some clutch free throws down the end to seal the victory. Jr. Bowen Born scored a team high 26 pts to lead Norwalk ending an impressive state tournament performance in which he was selected as the captain of the all-tournament team. Born scored a team high 40 pts in the Warriors first round victory over Ballard 81-39 becoming only the third player in Class 3A tournament history to score 40 points in a state tournament game, while Jr. Tyler Johnson added 16. In their semi-final matchup victory over undefeated Clear Lake 61-54, Born dropped in a team high 32 pts. to lead the Warriors into the championship game setting up their third matchup of the season with Osky. Norwalk ends the season with an overall record of 22 wins and 5 losses and a Little Hawkeye Conference Championship. Congratulations to those Warriors who earned Little Hawkeye All-Conference honors this past week. Jr. Bowen Born and Jr. Tyler Johnson were both First Team selections while Sr. Tyler Endres was as 2nd Team selection. Sr. Carson Raper and Jr. Scott Anderson earned Honorable Mention honors. Congratulations Warriors on a great season and an exciting tournament ride. School staff members: do you have pictures and information about all the great activities going on in your classrooms and elsewhere at school? Send them our way at news@norwalknewspaper.com. We will also happily accept photos and information from parents, students, and community members. What Parents Need to Know About Student Loans Many parents dream of sending their children off scores and may prevent them from taking out other to college - to earn a degree, launch a successful 'loans in the future. career, and make a healthy, happy life for themselves. Parent PLUS Loan: Parents who want to help For many families, this means taking out loans to pay for college but don't have the money saved can cover the cost of tuition and expenses, also apply for a Parent PLUS Loan. 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